Physical Therapy

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Whether you had surgery, injured yourself working in the yard, have a sports injury, or have that old lingering pain that just won't go away - let us help!

 

HealthSpan has vast experience in helping patients recover from a wide array of issues. Our therapist, Dr. Jordan Schmidt PT, DPT, OCS is not only a Doctor of Physical Therapy, but is also a Board-Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist.

Whether you had surgery, injured yourself working in the yard, have a sports injury, or have that old lingering pain that just won't go away - let us help!

 

HealthSpan has vast experience in helping patients recover from a wide array of issues. Our therapist, Dr. Jordan Schmidt PT, DPT, OCS is not only a Doctor of Physical Therapy, but is also a Board-Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist.

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What kind of things do you treat?

We have experience treating a wide variety of injuries, ailments, and functional deficits.  Our Physical Therapist, Dr. Jordan Schmidt PT, DPT. OCS has over 9 years of experience in the outpatient physical therapy setting.  During this time he has successfully treated everything from a 6 month old to 100+ year olds.  Below is a list of some common conditions that we treat:

  • Shoulder pain

  • Knee pain

  • Low back pain

  • Neck Pain

  • Plantar Fasciitis

  • Balance deficits and falls

  • Ankle sprains

  • ACL reconstruction

  • Rotator cuff repair

  • Total knee, total shoulder, and total hip replacements

  • Headaches

  • Plus much more!

 

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Does insurance pay for Physical Therapy?

Most insurances do provide coverage for part or all of your physical therapy treatments.  Unfortunately there are countless different plans out there so there is no way to say definitively yes or no.  We always recommend you reach out to us about any insurance questions so that we can look into it for you!

What can I expect my therapy to be like?

Each patient at HealthSpan PT is treated with a unique and individualized plan of care.  You can however count on enjoying a relaxing, friendly environment and being treated with kindness and respect.  

common episode of care includes:

  • An initial evaluation:  During your evaluation, your therapist will sit down and discuss your condition with you as well as ask you about your goals for PT.  Your therapist will also perform tests and measures at this appointment in order to ensure a precise diagnosis and discover deficits or dysfunctions.  You can also expect to receive some education about your condition as well as a home program that you can perform on your own.

  • Follow-up visits:  These visits are typically the bulk of your treatment.  During follow up visits you can expect to be doing specific exercises and stretches that are targeted to address deficits and dysfunctions discovered at your initial evaluation. Your therapist will also work with you to improve movement patterns, neuromuscular control, and range of motion. Your therapist may also choose to use manual therapy during these visits to reduce pain, improve range of motion, and promote tissue healing.  Modalities such as ultrasound and electrical stimulation may be used at these visits as well.

  • Progress Notes:  We take pride in our communication.  This means our communication with you, the patient, as well as communication with your referring practitioner.  During progress note visits, which also include a normal treatment session, your therapist will perform similar tests and measures that were performed at your initial evaluation.  These tests are performed in order to ensure that you are progressing as you should, and to identify any areas that may need extra attention.  We then report these findings back to your referring practitioner so that they are aware of the progress you are making.

  • Discharge:  When you have reached your goals for PT, your therapist will discharge your case.  At this visit your therapist will review and update your home program.  Your home program is crucial in maintaining your improvements, as well as important to understand and keep in the event of any future exacerbations.

How do I get started?

There are plenty of options available to start your journey to recovery!  Calling us and letting us help you on your path is definitely the fastest way to get started, but if you prefer to get started on your own, here are some steps you can take!

  1. Direct Access - Many insurance companies allow you to be seen by a Physical Therapist via direct access.  This means that you do not need to see your physician for a prescription and can come directly to us!  You can call your insurance provider to find out whether you need a prescription or not. Or, you can have us call!

  2. Free Screenings and consultations - We offer Free screenings an consultations with our Doctor of Physical Therapy.  These visits are designed to determine if you are a good candidate for physical therapy and to answer any questions about PT that you may have.  This is also a great time to look into your insurance benefits.

  3. Discuss Physical Therapy with your provider - We encourage you to keep your provider up to date with your conditions.  You can discuss your issues with your provider and bring up the idea of physical therapy with them.  They may provide you with a prescription for PT at this time.  Once provided prescription for PT, give us a call to schedule your appointment!